Club Rugby

Leicester’s rivals seek to tempt Manu Tuilagi with pots of cash

Manu Tuilagi made just four appearances for Leicester last season and has not been seen on a rugby field in 13 months, but the Midlanders are increasingly aware – and wary – of suggestions that the human bowling ball may soon be rolling out of Welford Road for good.

Fresh face Auterac puts down a marker for England

To witness the uncapped loosehead prop Nick Auterac’s compelling combination of hard scrummaging and ballistic contributions in the loose in Bath’s 19-16 European Cup win over Leinster on Saturday was to see a man timing his run right for inclusion in the next national squad when it is named in January.

Louw quick to stir Bath in wake of Burgess exit

Louw was the ideal pep-talker, as a close friend to Burgess, to the extent that they were discussing the Yorkshireman’s controversial switch back to rugby league at length as late as last Sunday